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Washington Farm Bureau

(360) 357-9975 or 1-800-331-3276


Staff by Department:


John Stuhlmiller, Chief Executive Officer, 360-528-2903

Sandy McCaig, Executive Assistant, 360-528-2911

Rick Gastelum, Business Manager, 360-705-0394

Debbie Bidwell, Accounting Assistant, 360-357-9975 x102


Field Services

Don Jacobs, Director, 509-607-0747


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WPC Announces 2014 Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

The Washington Policy Center recently announced the availablity of the 4th Annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship through the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Fund for America’s Future. Learn More »

Registration Open for 10th Annual Agriculture Safety Day

Feb 19 2014 - 7:00am
Feb 19 2014 - 7:00pm

TUMWATER — Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Agriculture Safety Day, which will be held on Feb. 19, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center.

The day-long event is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board. Featuring programs in both English and Spanish, Agriculture Safety Day is designed to promote workplace safety for an industry that remains among the most hazardous in the state.

Those attending Agriculture Safety Day can participate in workshops on: Learn More »

  • Safety 101
  • Process safety management ammonia
  • Workplace harassment
  • Pesticide safety
  • HR Management
  • Supervisors’ role in safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • New Hazard Communication rule
  • Noise hazard prevention

Campaign Management Training Seminar

Campaign Management Training Seminar

A two-day workshop for candidates, spouses, and campaign managers

March 11-12, 2014

Click here for a printable registration form and agenda. Learn More »

Joint Leadership Conference

Join the Women's Leadership Committee and Young Farmers & Ranchers for the 2014 Joint Leadership Conference.

Date: March 28-30, 2014

Where: Campbell's Resort, Lake Chelan, Wash.

Highlights: Networking, dynamic speakers, leadership building, and communications training. For more information, click here. 

To Register: Fill out and return this registration form


2014 Legisletter Archives

Ag Agencies Conduct Listening Sessions for Specialty Crop Growers

SPOKANE, WA, January 7, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) want to hear from Washington’s specialty crop growers. In late February, the agencies will be conducting cooperative listening sessions in Wenatchee and Mt. Vernon to gather input about the effectiveness of crop insurance and insurance-type programs available to producers.

“As the federal safety net for farmers and ranchers moves toward a reliance on crop insurance and similar programs, we want to make sure the needs of Washington’s farmers and ranchers are being met,” said Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Judy Olson. Learn More »

Western Region Leadership Conference -- February 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV

Feb 26 2014 - 1:00am
Feb 28 2014 - 11:00pm

Western Region Leadership Conference -- February 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV  

Registration for the 2014 Western Region Leadership Conference is now
open. The conference is designed to provide training and networking for
volunteer leaders active at the county and/or state level within Farm
Bureau. Learn More »

DC Days scheduled for March 10-12, 2014

Washington Farm Bureau’s DC Days event is a great opportunity to meet with Washington's congressional delegation and receive special briefings from American Farm Bureau staff on the important issues of the day. Sight-seeing and special tours are an added bonus.

For more information, contact John Stuhlmiller.

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